Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Democracy and Human Rights, White House National Security Council
Rob Berschinski serves in the Biden Administration as Special Assistant to the President and White House National Security Council Senior Director for Democracy and Human Rights. In this role, Berschinski coordinates federal government policy and acts as principal advisor to President Joseph R. Biden and other senior U.S. Government officials on matters related to human rights, democracy, countering corruption, and fighting foreign information manipulation and malign influence.
Berschinski has previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Deputy Director of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations’ Washington, D.C. office; Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; and National Security Council Director for Security and Human Rights Policy. Immediately prior to joining the Biden Administration Berschinski was Senior Vice President for Policy at the international human rights advocacy organization Human Rights First. He began his career in public service as an active duty intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Yale University, and resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and son.